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Published August 23rd, 2013 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON — The make-believe crusade by publicity hound Republicans to somehow stop Obamacare is one of the most cynical political exercises we’ve seen in many years. And that, my friends, is saying something.
Published August 21st, 2013 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON — For all who believe in colorblind justice — and want to see fewer African-American and Hispanic men caught up in the system — there are two items of good news: a judge’s ruling ordering changes in New York’s “stop and frisk” policy and Attorney General Eric Holder’s initiative to keep nonviolent drug offenders out of prison.
Published August 16th, 2013 - 12:05AM
There may be little the United States can do to end the savage bloodletting in Egypt, but at least our nation can be loyal to its ideals by bearing witness and telling the truth. In this, President Barck Obama has failed.
Published August 13th, 2013 - 12:05AM
President Barack Obama’s message about the government’s massive electronic surveillance programs came through loud and clear: Get over it.
Published August 6th, 2013 - 12:05AM
If the new, decentralized al-Qaida is such a threat that 19 American embassies, consulates and other diplomatic posts have to be shuttered for a week, we have a decade of wrongheaded U.S. policy to blame.
Published August 2nd, 2013 - 9:43AM
It’s not your imagination. The Republican Party really does seem to have taken leave of its senses.
Published July 30th, 2013 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden’s renegade decision to reveal the jaw-dropping scope of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance is being vindicated — even as Snowden himself is being vilified.
Published July 26th, 2013 - 12:05AM
The bad news is that approval ratings for both the president and Congress are sinking, with voters increasingly frustrated at the bitter, partisan impasse in Washington. The worse news is that in terms of admiration for our national leaders, these may come to be seen as the good old days.
Published July 21st, 2013 - 12:05AM
We should talk honestly about unresolved racial issues, such as those exposed by the Trayvon Martin case, but President Barack Obama is not the best person to lead the discussion. Through no fault of his own, he might be the worst.


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